Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Forums Payment cards American Express Platinum Hertz benefit query Reply To: Platinum Hertz benefit query

Luca M 391 posts

Additional driver with Hertz is FREE if you are a ‘Five Star’ member which is what you get as an Amex Platinum cardholder anyway …..

It is but that isn’t my problem. They weren’t demanding any money for the named driver, they just wouldn’t name her on the documents. As a result she is covered from Hertz’s point of view but not from Amex’s. I wasn’t wild about what a traffic cop might think in the event of being pulled, either.

I have stuck with Avis rentals over the last 12 months or so (availability and price a key factor, as Hertz, especially in Italy, at some points had very limited choice of cars available) and have always proactively been asked if I wanted to name a second driver as it was a free benefit to me , this was several times at different Locations in Italy, as well as Iceland and US.

I cannot recall what was the situation 18 months ago when I last used Hertz, but I do not think I had yet upgraded to President’s Circle.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.